category: on the mind

02
MAY
2010

After 1.5 years of using Aptana, I am sick of the lack up updates the Aptana teams gives to their product. So after a quick compare of all the other IDEs, I figured I give Netbeans a try. In the past few minutes of setting up my project, I am already impressed with it. Icons on my site will have to change soon to show my change of allegiance.

30
APR
2010

I spent the past 30 days and nights in Minnesota working on my internship with Best Buy Corporate. Wow. I can tell you I had a great time over the past 30 days doing programing full time and hanging out with other programers who are as savy as myself. It’s not over yet! I am slated to be back in Minnesota after brief break from being away from NY for such a long time. I am going to be home for the next week catching up of being with people, celerbrating my birthday, and also heading to a wedding in Boston. read more ‘30 Days and Nights, Sounds Like A Movie, but Life

04
APR
2010

So I thought I give you all an update. I am still traveling back and forth between NY to MN for work, working on web design and other related Best Buy/Geek Squad issues. It has been frustrating to say the least to fly back every two weeks. I am meeting tons of new people while in Minnesota. Starting tomorrow I will be staying for an entire month, but I was allowed to have the entire week off from April 30 through May 10th. It just so happens that it falls during my birthday. I also have a wedding to attend to in Boston that week, so it works out perfectly.

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24
MAR
2010

Square Pizza Slices

Posted by Shane

We went to a very cool pizza place to have dinner tonight, but when our personal pizza’s came out… the slices were squares. I was warned about this from a fellow Geek Squad agentĀ  — who I met here in Minnesota — was originally from NY and told me to prepare for this ‘weirdness’. And it was weird. Anyway.. that’s it. Just like to point that out.

Pizza Cut in Square Slices

22
MAR
2010

Back in MN already…

Posted by Shane

Boy was the weekend quick! So I am back here for two weeks until the 2nd… fly back… and then fly back on the 5th. However, after the 5th I am staying up for the month since it’s crazy for me to fly back.

A few things to talk about later… but for now after my day.. 4am awake in NYC (5am but 4am from MN time) it’s been pretty close to 14 hours.

20
MAR
2010

Back home.. for two days.

Posted by Shane

Last night around 10pm (NY time) my plane arrived back home in NY. After a long two weeks at our headquarters getting setup and starting our project in the last few days, the excitement of doing the work and being on the corporate campus is nothing like being inside the store.

Our development group is very tight. We all have meals together and do fun activities together and no one is left out if they want to do something. In the area there is tons of things to do and it’s pretty close to a new thing each night. There is not a lot of time after we leave work. We aren’t there to party. On the weekend it’s pretty much do what you need to do. We have access to our workspace during the weekend so some of us head there to do work because the hotel is to cramped and distracting.

In all… this is win! So for today and tomorrow it’s just relaxation. While I am here in NY, I must complete my taxes so I can do them. Till next time…